Plant-Based Beauty: 6 Flowers that promote healthy skin and hair

Nature is full of abundant gifts. Trees, herbs and flowers provide dreamy aromas, beauty to our eyes and nurture to our lives. For millenia, civilizations have lived off the earth, embracing a fully natural life to indulge in what these plants have to offer. Flowers are more than just a pretty for a vase, there are hundreds of variety of flowers that are useful for aiding in our own health, wellness and beauty. Here are 7 flowers that are used for beauty and their amazing benefits.

 

  1. Roses

Roses are more than just a romantic flower, these beauties are loaded with Vitamin C, retinol, and fatty acids. Many beauty products use rosehip oil to heal your skin of dark spots, and brighten the skin. Rosehip can accomplish this for your skin because it promotes skin cell growth, encouraging collagen production, elastin and fighting the effects of aging.

2. Sunflowers

Sunflower oil is a powerful moisturizer because of it’s many unsaturated fatty acids. It is also high in Vitamins A and E which help to fight off free radicals and prevent aging skin by contributing to cellular regeneration. Sunflowers are a great product for anti-aging serums.

3. Chamomile

Chamomile is known for it’s soothing and calming effects. It is a popular anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. A great addition to daily cleanser, and toner and pre-makeup application to soothe the skin and prevent redness.

4. Hibiscus

Hibiscus is popular in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and beauty regimens to stimulate thicker hair growth. Hibiscus works wonders for your hair growth, conditioning and it high in mucilage polysaccharides helping to retain moisture for dry skin, hair and nails.

5. Lavender

Lavender is a popular de-stressor for its tantalizing and soothing scent. Added to many body washes, and bubble baths, lavender is aiding to your health as a natural calming method used in aromatherapy. The flower also helps prevent hair loss and sooth the skin.

6. Dandelion

This delicate, white-flowered leaf is used commonly as a diuretic and aids in rapid digestion. For your skin, Dandelion is used for anti-aging thanks to its high mineral content. It is high in Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorous, all necessary for healthy, glowing skin.

 

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